Want to feel like James Bond? Go for an action-packed journey across the river in a speedy Thames Rocket RIB (that’s rigid inflatable boat, for the uninitiated). Get there 20 minutes early to get suited and booted in a life jacket, a cagoule and some goggles (okay, you might not look as suave as 007, but you’ll be glad of the gear when you inevitably get splashed). While you’re whizzing around the river, the guides will entertain you with interesting facts – and if you go on your birthday, they’ll even sing to you.
You don’t have to leave the city to go on an adventure. Did you know you can go ice climbing in Zone 1? Or how about wakeboarding in east London? We’ve picked out London’s most adventurous activities to help you feel invigorated without leaving the M25.